Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Barley Wine
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 859   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
English: Big Bad’s big bro......
Barley Wine brewed with water, malt (pilsner and cara-munich), candy sugar, hops (nugget, cascade and centennial) and yeast.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BVery (9222) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 23, 2015
2007 bottle shared by Folty - thanks bro! Dark pour. Carbonation has faded a bit. Rich oaky aroma - killer. Sweet oaky taste with a bit of dry late. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mR_fr0g (8079) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2015
Bottle shared at Leighton’s place. 25/08/2015. 2011 bottle with many thanks to Daniel Osprey. Reddy amber coloured pour witha lasting cream frothy head. Aroma is warming alcohol, jammy, dirty earthy raspberry, caramel and toffee malts. Flavour is composed of jammy apricot, caramel,, nice dry finish, marmelade, robust. Palate is sweet and full, airy carbonation. Nice. Lingering shredded wheat with some fruit jam.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TorbenJensen (1435) - Valby, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2015
Normally I do not expect a big nice foam on barleys, so thats why am I not surprised a short foaming ends with sporadic foam residues. It’s also as much of 12% alcohol in beer is surely very natural. What I do not get in foam I get in return in the aroma. Already during pouring spreads a wonderful aroma of heavy fruit species. There are both plum, raisin and fig in flavor and there are also roasted malt, and much more there is something indefinable. In the taste, it has a fairly comfortable malt sweetness which comes from the brown sugar. It’s not really a minus, but make sure that the subsequent intrusive alcohol pedal down a little. For that there is a strong barley with much taste of alcohol should not be in doubt. It’s definitely an advantage to save it in a few years. The fruit leaves a good long finish and it is a delicious mellow and a little hop neutral beer, which I sadly enough has opened too early. I will probably return in a few years with a new review.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (5487) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2015
Bottle shared at Leighton’s. Bottled April 2011 at 12%. Dark ruby red, clear, lightly sparkling, big foamy tan head, light lacing. Aroma is boiled sweets, caramel, resin, pungent fruits. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is jammy, marmalade with shreds, sweet and sugary, boiled sucky sweets, orange liquer. Nice beer, but very sweet. Maybe should have waited a few more years before opening it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (11563) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2015
Bottle thanks to Dan. It pours clear red -amber with a thick yellow-white head. The nose is rich, oily, sweet, toffee, stewed fruits, fruit cake, candied peel, brandy, honeycomb and such like. The taste is smooth upfront, oily, juicy, marmalade, jammy, boozy boost, toffee, fruit cake, spicy booze, wheatabix, candied peel, hot cross and stewed peach with a warming finish. Full body, fine carbonation and oily moth-feel. Sweet, but still pretty quaffable. Good one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
wvhoran (455) - Tasmania, - AUG 9, 2015
Draught at Mikkeller Bangkok. Gorgeous deep mahogany colour, small head. The aroma is full with fruity notes, toffee. The flavour has near perfect strong sweetness, caramel, fruity hops, bitterness from the hops. So good, I could drink this all night.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fombe89 (1778) - Asturias, SPAIN - JUL 31, 2015
Botella. @Cimmeria, Oviedo 30/07/2015 BBD: 16/06/24 Color amarillo oscuro, aroma malta, sabor dulce, alcohol cuerpo alto

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hermod (5874) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUL 12, 2015
Tap@ Mikkeller bar. Red amber colored beer with a thick creamy off white head. Raisins, bread, sweetness, very malty. Flavor has bready malts, barley, raisins, dates, some alcohol warmth. Long finish with raisins. Nice sipper.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (4720) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 17, 2015
Tap. Deep amber with small head. Typical strong sweet caramel malt body that I associate with Mikkeller. Hops are buried beneath the sweetness a bit. Interesting, but would like something more hop forward.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Yingwait (25) - Taipei, TAIWAN - JUN 15, 2015
用LEHMONN的聞香杯 St. Bernardus Abt 12 ,酯類氣息濃&# body,尾韻為苦ॣ Wine,不如說是Double Bock或者Strong Ale更貼切。

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